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Lake Cowichan Lakefront Executive Home

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to our Lake House

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Lake Cowichan is the second largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island, BC at over 30 km in length. The lake is located 20 minutes (31 kilometers) west of Duncan along Highway 18. The pristine blue waters and sun drenched beaches of Cowichan Lake offer water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, swimming, wind surfing and canoeing.

Our Lake House is located just 1 km outside of Youbou and offers you incredible lakefront living in this 3500 sq/ft six bedroom walkout.

Cowichan (Quw'utsun') means 'land warmed by the sun'.

In the Cowichan Valley rolling mountains, undulating rivers and pristine lakes come together to form the backdrop of the Cowichan; a place of incredible beauty, timeless traditions and tidal rhythms. Nestled between the bustling cities of Victoria to the South and Nanaimo to the North, the Cowichan Valley offers a wide choice of things to see and do throughout the year, from exploring the wine country trails, to unforgettable fishing, kayaking, hiking and golfing adventures.


All of our beds have top quality plush mattresses to ensure a good nights sleep

Master bedroom has a king bed, walk in closet, iPod ready clock radio and master bathroom with double sinks. The master bedroom windows overlook the lake.

Three other bedrooms upstairs have queen beds and a shared full bathroom.

There are two bedrooms in the basement, one with a queen bed and a fabulous view of the lake and one with two double/single bunk beds.

Keywords: House, lakefront, lake, dock, paddle boat, canoe, fishing, trout,

More Details

Tim Goshulak
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About Tim Goshulak

My wife Brenda and I love being near water. We fell in love with this beautiful lake the first time we came here.

Tim Goshulak purchased this house in 2009

Why Tim Goshulak chose Youbou

After vacationing in the area we realized we had found a hidden gem. The water is so clean and clear and compared to most lakes in the summer there is lots of room for water sports. We have the feeling of being secluded but are only an hour from Victoria.

What makes this house unique

We love spending time on the dock and the beach while the kids play in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a fabulous time staying at Tim & Brendas lovely house on Lake Cowichan. We were staying there with our friends so 9 of us lived very comfortably. The children enjoyed the canoe & rowing boatthat belonged to the house. They tried to catch fish off the deck while the adults enjoyed the sun. We had some great BBQs sitting around the firepit. We would like to thank Tim for allowing us to stay an extra 9 days while we were stuck due to the volcanic ash cloud. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this house & can't wait to return to see it in the summer.

Bedfordshire, England
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Youbou

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , Double/Single bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Lake Cowichan Lakefront Executive Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property. We came here for a family vacation and had a really great time. The house was spacious and the outdoor living space was beautiful.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dawn, I am sure you and your family have made some great memories. Tim
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Beautiful house great outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, enjoyed the house as well as all of the outdoor areas. Plenty of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, everything you need, space, scenery and fish right off or the dock!

  • 5 of 5

Caught fish off the dock, 2 nice decks, the upper deck is is awesome! The guys and I are looking to rent this place regularly! Next time we wil have to bring the wives! Very nice home! Lots of room in a gorgeous setting!!!

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well kept home with everything you will need for your stay. We usually stay in the fall, the colors are wonderful and there are many lovely spots outside to enjoy the spectacle along with the lake. This property is perfect for a large family gathering or the ladies away for the weekend. Tim is most accommodating and there is a property manager close by. A visit will leave you planning to return.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great venue for a family reuinion

  • 5 of 5

Our 9-member family has stayed in this property twice. It is beautiful, quiet and has everything a group could want to relax, cook and gather together. The owner (Tim) and property manager (Kim) are both a real pleasure to deal with. We hope to be back in this lovely setting again and can't recommend it highly enough. Definitely 5 stars.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven on Vancouver Island

  • 5 of 5

This property was very well maintained, very clean, had ample supply of ice, towels, dishes and cutlery. The kitchen had all small appliances you would need, even a roaster. It was perfectly safe for children and very manageable for seniors with limited mobility. Both the house and outdoors areas were large enough for people to enjoy conversation while others relaxed reading a book. The layout allowed both sun and shaded areas outdoors. It was wonderful having a nice quite beach and private wharf. The clean clear lake water was irresistible. Our family made some fun filled memories!

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The group of ladies that clean our home really do a great job keeping it in great shape. Hope you can make it back some day. Tim
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
Jakes at the Lake
Nearest Ferry
84 Kilometres
Duke Point Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
March Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
11 Kilometres
Jakes at the Lake
Nearest Ski
216 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
51 Kilometres
Chemainus beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Youbou

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring season
May 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
Cleaning Fee C$300

Cancellation Policy If cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date the non-refundable deposit will be retained; if cancellation occurs within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date the entire rental payment will be retained unless a suitable tenant is found to rent the house for the dates in question. In this case the rental payment will be returned less the non-refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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